When Captain Ed Kaufmann returned from serving overseas during World War 1 he brought back to Cassel his personal effects, too many memories and his whistle. This was the whistle he used to summon and direct his men in the trenches and in battle. It was his tangible memory of serving "for King and Country".
Check back in December to read about Captain Ed's role in "The Christmas Truce" - a true story that speaks to the human element of war.
For more information on Captain Ed please check the Veterans section of this website. Search under "Kaufmann".